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16 October 2020, 09:56

Sports medicine in focus of international sports congress in Minsk

Dmitry Pinevich
Dmitry Pinevich

MINSK, 16 October (BelTA) – The management of sports medicine should be comprehensive, said Belarus' Acting Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich at the 25th edition of the international scientific congress “Olympic Sports and Sports for All”, BelTA has learned.

According to Dmitry Pinevich, the first component of effective management is good teamwork of an athlete, a coach and a doctor. “The second component is building a management vertical of sports medicine - from a national center and to medical support on the ground, at training facilities, and this is what we are doing in Belarus,” he said.

Innovations are also important. In this regard, it is important to collaborate with university scientists and maintain inter-sectoral and international contacts.

The acting healthcare minister noted that Belarus has gained certain expertise and knowledge the sports community can be interested in. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the training process was not suspended in the country, competitions at various levels continued, and anti-epidemic measures were adjusted. “Today we are taking part in this event distantly and in person. When everyone is disconnected by closed borders, we have been able to gather here. So this is possible,” he said.

The international scientific congress “Olympic Sports and Sports for All” is held by the National Olympic Committee and the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture. The congress will be running through 17 October. This scientific forum has been held since 1993. The host of the next event is selected every year. The Belarusian State University of Physical Culture won the right to host the 2020 edition of the congress.

The congress is meant to be an open platform that will facilitate cooperation, international projects, and promote Belarus as a sporting nation and a tourist destination. The congress will follow the latest best practices of organization of online events that provide for allocating several halls for theoretical presentations and master classes.

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